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playwright , Producer , poet

Cathleen Ann Schandelmeier, American Playwright, poet. Recipient certified of leadership in racial justice Young Women’s Christian Association, DuPage County, Illinois, 1994, special assistance grant Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, 1994, 97; nominated for Adade Wheeler award College College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, 1995;named Outstanding Local Leader in Peace, The Peace Museum, Chicago, 1994; grantee Illinois Arts Council, 1997.


Schandelmeier, Cathleen Ann was born on August 28, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Dale Theodore and JoAnn Marie (Curren) Schandelmeier.


Bachelor in Theater, Northeastern University, Illinois, 1989.


Teacher Chicago Children's Museum, 1996—1997, Irish American Heritage Center, 2001, Chicago Children's Museum, 2002, Facets Multimedia Camp, 1998, Evanston Arts Camp, Illinois, 2000. Poetry host, Poetry on the Beach, Chicago, since 1990, artistic director Vince Charming Production, Chgo, since 1991. Television show Host, Venue, Chicago, 1992-1993.

Artist in education Illinois Arts Council. Artist in residence, Addison, Illinois, 2003. Presenter Chicago Association for Education of Young Children, 1998, 2000.

Professional artist Gallery 2828 Art Show Outbreak, 2001. Film producer The Atruistic Alien, Children's Film Festival, 2001, Potatoes Gone Bad, Heritage Center, 2001 (Best Narrative Film Award Chicago Youth Film and Video Festival 2002) Poets Against the War web cast reading, 2003, special drama with puppets workshop, Teachers for Creative Activities for Young Children, Truman College, 2003, featured poet, Printer's Row Book Fair, 2004.


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  • Other Work

    • Aughor: Chicago Phoenix, 2005, Moving Chicago, 2005. Playwright: Sandy and the Circus, 1993, (grant InterActiveCorp), Santa Girl, 1993 (Peace Museum 1994), Mmm. Tatoo Screams of Love, 1994 (Adade Wheeler 1995), The Christmas Pageant St Matthias, 1995, Beached, 1999, A Caribbean Cruise Ship Christmas, 2000 (grantee Illinois Arts Council 2000), Sidekick, 2000, The Adventures of Keaton the Cat, 2001.

      Poet: (Anthologies of Poetry) Stray Bullets, 1991, Step Into the Light, 1992. Author (book of poetry) Scream and I'll Believe You, 1993, also poetry in magazines and articles in Letter eX (Poetry News Magazine). Coordinator video for International Society to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect World Congress, 1996 (100 Women Making a Difference Award Today's Chicago Woman Foundation 1998).

      Co-director (play): Reasons To Be Cheerful, 2005. Columnist: Chicago Parent, 1998. Producer: (film short) The Altruistic Alien, 2001, The Future Project, 2003, The Happy Hunting Grounds, The Elevator, The Dream Police, Richard Rickie.

      Editor: (poetry book) Best Chants, 2000 (Illinois Arts Council S.T.A.R. grant, 2000). Artist: Outbreak Visual Art Show, Gallery 2828, 2001. Artist, educator: Swedish American Museum, Chicago, since 2004.

      Exhibited work at Flat Iron Building, 2003. Artist in residence, writer, and illustrator The Lonely Lion, 2002, producer numerous film shorts.


President Children United for Strength, 1997. Theater coordinator Bucktown Arts Festival, 1997-1999. Founding director Irish Arts Club, 2001-2004.

Member International Society to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect, Guild Complex Literary Society, Puppeteer's of America.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, stroller skating, bicycling, photography, reading.


Daughter of Dale Theodore and JoAnn Marie (Curren) S. M. Peter Carl; children: Vincent James, Teodoro Schandelmeier, Katrina Marie.

Dale Theodore Schandelmeier

JoAnn Marie (Curren) Schandelmeier

Vincent James Schandelmeier

Teodoro Schandelmeier

Katrina Marie Schandelmeier